Mount Sinai Genomic Health Initiative

Expertise in genomics research and medicine is found throughout Mount Sinai’s many departments, institutes, and centers, leading to groundbreaking collaborations and advancements in technology and patient care. The Mount Sinai Genomic Health Initiative facilitates organization and coordination among this vast array of researchers, working groups, clinicians, and resources to advance our capabilities in research, education, and patient care.

“Harnessing the potential of the human genome is the future of healthcare. The Genomic Health Initiative brings together experts across Mount Sinai aimed at using genomic technology and data to revolutionize with way we prevent and treat diseases. Our faculty of experts in genomics, medicine, and computer science are pioneering approaches to translate genomic discoveries into medical knowledge that will change the way people approach their health and wellness.“

- Dennis S. Charney, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai




Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences


Understanding genetic variation as it relates to health and disease


Alison Goate


Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine


Biobanking to revolutionize medicine and health care


Judy Cho


Friedman Brain Institute


Genomic research on neurological and psychiatric disorders


Eric Nestler


Icahn Genomics Institute


Developing new RNA and DNA based therapies


Brian Brown


Institute for Genomic Health


Transforming genomics into new paradigms for preventive health


Eimear Kenny


Mindich Child Health and Development Institute

Understanding effects of genes and environment on childrens health


Bruce Gelb


Tisch Cancer Institute

Advancing clinical breakthroughs to help prevent and eradicate cancer


Ramon Parsons







Ernesto Guccione




Judy Cho


Data Ark



Paul O’Reilly
Patricia Kovatch


Scientific Computing and Data Group


High performance computational and data ecosystem to accelerate scientific discovery


Patricia Kovatch


Genomics Technology Development Lab



Robert Sebra